For now, De Vries is still keeping his day job, but he plans to devote more time to his art.
“George would never have been seen with the likes of Sheldon Adelson or Donald Trump,” De Vries told the Times.
Good with his hands and with a keen eye, De Vries retrained as a restorer of art and precious objects.
De Vries himself writes:—“My work claims to be in full accord with the principles laid down by Darwin.”
De Vries says that it is of the essence of mutations that they are completely inherited.
De Vries assumed that the character of each cell is determined by "Pangens" that migrate from the nucleus into the protoplasm.
De Vries cites several other instances of plants in a mutating state.
The strain takes on, indeed, the essential features of the "eversporting varieties" of De Vries .
De Vries has used this phenomenon for the measurement of osmotic tension.
According to De Vries, all plants display fluctuating variation, but only a small percentage exhibit the phenomenon of mutation.
De Vries (də vrēs'), Hugo Marie. 1848-1935.
Dutch botanist who studied evolution by observing mutations rather than natural selection. He was an early proponent of the works of Gregor Mendel.